It was a pleasant surprise when Rachael and Jill, the super talented ladies behind the Perfect Pattern Parcel, contacted me - silly little me - to be a part of the blog tour for the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2. At first the only thing I knew was that Pattern Parcel #2 included sewing patterns for a little girl's essential spring wardrobe. A little suspense, a little surprise, oh I loved it and of course I said Yes!
The biggest surprise arrived later when participants were told what five patterns were included in the parcel.
Hanami Top or Dress by Straight Grain Hosh Pants by LoubeeClothing Celestial Tee by Figgy’s September Tunic & Dress by Too Sweets Patterns Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations
If I did not promise to keep the content of the Pattern Parcel a secret, I would have been shouting about it from rooftops! Believe it or not, I had three of these patterns on my To Buy wishlist already, and I have been eyeing the forth for ages! Besides, the patterns included in the parcel are perfect for Autumn we are enjoying in the Southern hemisphere.
So now I had five patterns I had to choose which one to use. I really wanted to drop everything and go make five new outfits for Little Monkey, but since we are just about to move house and packing doesn't happen by itself, I had to narrow it down to one or two.
So, While she was sleeping, I made a new outfit for Little Monkey using the Hosh Pants and the September Tunic patterns from the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2.
I am not sure if Little Monkey is going for Dr Evil's look in this photo. Her royal cheekiness decided she was not in the mood for photos and ran off.
Thank goodness for a long stick that kept my unwilling model amused for a little while - just long enough to snap a few photos!
This is the second pair of Hosh Pants I made for Little Monkey. You can see the first pair here. This time I made her pants longer. Just like last time, I used cotton sateen with stretch to make the pants. Little Monkey calls these her 'shiny pink pants'. I can live with that.
The September Tunic was a new pattern to me. Curiosity may have killed a cat, but in my case it gave me a push to try a new pattern. I am very pleased with it. The pattern is quite easy to put together. Even a novice sewist could make a beautiful tunic or a dress without going crazy setting the sleeves in.
Little Monkey chose the fabric for her tunic from what was available in my stash. I had five vintage buttons that seemed to match the fabric perfectly - done.
Little Monkey may look girly and glamorous in her new outfit, but she is still the same car and truck loving little creature on the inside. So, of course she had to stop and admire our neighbours' bob cat!
After the photo-shoot Little Monkey went bike riding with her Daddy... still wearing her 'glamorous' Easter outfit!
I love these two :)
I will definitely be using the remaining three patterns from the Patter Parcel #2 in the future!
Would you like to purchase this Pattern Parcel? Just click on the link below. There might be another surprise waiting for you. Choose a price of $24 or greater for Parcel #2 and you will also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Prefontaine Shorts by Made with Moxie.
This Parcel is only available for the next two weeks.
Would you like to see more gorgeousness created using these five patterns? Make sure you check out other participant's blogs over the next two weeks:
Shawnta Sews P comme Plimplim CailaMade While she was sleeping YoSaMi stitched together Sew Like My Mom Marina Bebe lexi.made sewVery Call Ajaire I Married Superman Girl like the sea Stitched Compagnie M. Buzzmills floating world fake it while you make it Sewing Mama RaeAnna Our Chez Nous NeurosesGalore Behind the Hedgerow Needle and Ted Kadiddlehopper 2 little hooligans Max-California.com Siestas & Sewing So Cal Sewing Mom lauren dahl La gang à Nat Frances Suzanne Radiant Home Studio Modern Handmade A Jennuine Life It's Always Autumn lea & lars I Seam Stressed So, Zo... What do you know? Andrea's Notebook Steph Skardal Nutta! Sewpony Made With Moxie imagine gnats Inder Loves Folk Art Pienkel